BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Reviews and Deals

9 customer reviews

This mobile phone is a good all rounder.

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7.9 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220: with 2MP camera, QWERTY keypad and 240 x 320 display. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser female, smart, professional, fun

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Its hard to try and find the little things like how to change the message tone,also you dont seem to have a choice of how load the message tones are its either on or off. there is no middle or compromise.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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69 of 76 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Jan 2009

Laurence, London Business Student

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use when used to it
Looks good
Nice screen
Bad points:
Have to pay for voicemail.
Not sure how to set up WiFi
Not sure if I have to pay for WiFi
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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49 of 61 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2009

Matt, Brackley Basic text and chat user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Durable - have already dropped it 3 or 4 times and although its a bit scratched it's still working fine.
Bad points:
Camera mounting on the outside of the phone seems to fill up with dust/dirt very easily - meaning photo's don't come out at all. Having the camera recessed causes this while all other clam shells I've had had this bit flush so didn't have the problem. Need to use a cotton wool bud to clean it!
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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48 of 54 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Mar 2009

Product Features

Operating system BlackBerry OS
Screen Resolution (pixels) 240x320
Shape of phone Flip
3G No
Touchscreen or keypad QWERTY keypad
Connections Bluetooth
Connections WiFi
Connections USB
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Instant messaging
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 240
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 320
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 2
Talk time (Hours) 4
Stand-by time (Days) 14.0
Memory card slot Yes
Weight (g) 102
FM tuner No
MP3 playback capable Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2008-11-11

Also known as: BlackBerry Pearl 8220, RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8220

Mobile Phone Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

The BlackBerry® Pearl™ smartphone is designed with you in mind. It looks and feels good in your hand, but still offers you everything you need for your life on the go.

Flexible Communications

You don’t stay in touch with all the people in your life in the exact same way. Even though they’re smaller than other BlackBerry® smartphones, BlackBerry Pearl Series smartphones can help you stay on top of what’s happening and contact the people in your life when you’ve got news.

SureType Technology

SureType® technology combines an innovative keyboard layout with dynamic software to help you type quickly and accurately on a narrow, compact smartphone. It’s designed to learn your typing and word patterns so you can focus on getting the message out.

And, just for good measure, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone even has a spell check feature.

Camera and Video Recording

With the camera on a BlackBerry Pearl smartphone, you can be prepared to snap a pic of unexpected, important—or even embarrassing—moments.

Then you can share your pictures—in an email, picture message, or instant message chat. Or upload them to sites like Facebook® and Flickr™2.

And when an event can’t be captured in a single instant, use sound and action to tell the story with the video camera on your BlackBerry Pearl smartphone.


Whether you want to watch a video clip or listen to your favorite songs, your BlackBerry Pearl smartphone delivers visual and sound quality that keeps up with your needs.

And with the BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8220 smartphone, you can turn it on its side to enjoy videos in widescreen.5

You can even use BlackBerry® Media Sync to transfer desktop iTunes® music files to your smartphone.


Imagine being able to check your email, shop online, make phone calls and stream video on your smartphone without being connected to your service provider’s cellular network. With the BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8220 smartphone, you can do all of this and maybe even save a little money.

Whether you set up a wireless network at home or use a public hotspot, Wi-Fi® gives you access to all of your BlackBerry® services.

Mobile Streaming

Connect to a Wi-Fi® network or use your BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8130 smartphone to access the mobile versions of news, television and other media sites. Interested in a funny clip from YouTube or the incredible play from last night’s game? Hit up a hotspot or connect to a wireless network and enjoy.


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